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Cordova -- Nick Abod Cordova Sr., 67, a lifelong resident of Jarales, passed away on June 6, 1999 as a result of an auto accident. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Nick was a retired rancher, farmer, and was very well known throughout Valencia and surrounding counties. He previously worked for his father at the Jarales Roller Mills and in Albuquerque, ACF (American Car Foundry) and Whitfield Transportation. From 1974 to 1976 Nick and Sally Cordova were Mayordomos of San Francisco Xavier Mission in Jarales. Through their efforts $24,000 was collected for the new building and Nick sought out friends, relatives and neighbors to do labor on the building. With all the donated labor of love for their mission, $1,000 was left over from purchasing all the materials. Nick was preceded in death by his parents, Arturo and Viviana Sanchez Cordova; brother, Michael Dean Cordova in 1995; his grandparents, Jose Dolores and Josefa Lopez Cordova; great-grandparents, Don Fransico and Francisquita Ulibarri Cordova of Tome, and from prominent Sanchez family, early Spanish settlers of Jarales. Nick is survived by his beloved wife, Sally Cordova; his loving children, Susan Cordova, Sharon Harrell and her husband, Tom, Nick Cordova Jr., Shirley Baca and her husband, Anthony, Geraldine Cordova, Mary Cordova, Jeanette Romero and her husband, Russell, Richard Cordova and his wife, Wendy. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Dawn Lee (Barks) Baca, Andrea Baca, Jessica Baca, Joshua Nick Cordova, Christopher Gutierrez, Crystal, Justin, and Jordan Cordova, Matthew Harrell, Rebecca and Elena Cordova; and one great-grandson, Jacob Bryan Baca. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Angie Clark, Frank and his wife, Lila, Raoul and his wife, Dolores, Ruth C. Padilla and her husband, Sosimo, Edna Otero and her husband, Avilio, Arthur Jr., David and his wife, Angelina, Jose (J.D.) and his wife, Vivian, Virginia Gomez and her husband, Alfonso; sisters-in-law, Tommy, Gloria, and Diane Cordova. His many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive Nick. Rosary will be held on Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. also at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his sons, Nick Cordova Jr. and Richard Cordova, his grandsons, Joshua Nick Cordova and Christopher Gutierrez, son-in-law, Russell Romero, and nephew, Casey Cordova. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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Gallegos -- The family of Mr. Frank P. Gallegos wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Funeral services for Mr. Gallegos. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Garcia -- Dora Garcia, 76, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 6, 1999. She is survived by her children, Carmen Garcia and wife, Priscilla, Criselda Garcia, all of Albuquerque, Ramona Otero and husband, Felipe of Los Lunas, Julie Garcia of Springfield, MA, Ruben Garcia, Stella Garcia, both of Albuquerque and Joe M. Garcia; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Olivera Saenz; and brother, Beltran Garcia, both of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place and memorial mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Haines -- Dorrey Lee Haines, a resident of San Gabriel Manor, in Albuquerque, passed away at the age of 80. Mrs. Haines was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Lee E. Haines, in 1991. She is survived by her daughter, Dorrey Lee West of Albuquerque; and her son, Lee E. Haines Jr. and wife, Thais D. Haines of Placitas, NM. Mrs. Haines is survived by five grandchildren, Amanda Lee West of Albuquerque, Stephen Lee Haines of San Diego, CA, Lorraine Michelle Raznik of San Diego, CA, Thomas G. Duffey of Lancaster, CA, and Paige E. Duffey of Escondido, CA; great-grandchildren are Brianne A. Raznik and Chloe S. Raznik of San Diego, CA. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Dr. Benjamin H. Haines and wife, Julia of Las Cruces, NM; and cousin-in-law, Rita Wolters of Corrales, NM; one niece, Bili Kay Chatham of Scottsdale, AZ; four nephews, Benjamin H. Haines Jr. of Las Cruces, NM, Edward M. Haines of Las Cruces, NM, Brian D. Haines of Las Cruces, NM and Brandon H. Haines of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM. Dorrey was born in Hayden, AZ, May 19, 1919. She grew up in San Angelo, TX on a sheep ranch with her brother, step-father, Joe Skinner, and her mother. She graduated from Hockaday Girls' School in Dallas, TX. Dorrey got her pilot's license at the age of 20, and flew from their sheep ranch in San Angelo, to their ranch in Trinidad, CO, to the wool market in Albuquerque. Dorrey was an active member in the Albuquerque Junior League, and of the Presbyterian Women's Auxiliary. She was an avid and accomplished golfer, a charter member at Four Hills Country Club, and of the Four Hills Women's Golf Association. She had many dear friends she loved to play golf with. She loved competition, and won and finished well in many tournaments. She had a hole in one for her record. Dorrey was a gracious hostess, and loved to have parties; some lasting all night. She and her husband, Lee, would fix huevos rancheros for everyone. She loved to dance. Many thanks to Jan Gossett and her staff at San Gabriel Manor for the excellent care and love they gave to our mom. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: RESEARCH FOR ALZHEIMERS DISEASE, 919 N. Michigan, Suite 1000, Chicago, Illinois 60611-1676. She was a member of St. Mark's on the Mesa. Visitation will be Monday, June 7, 1999, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Services will be held Tuesday, June 8, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at the Sunset Mausoleum Chapel with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. The Reverend Gerald White officiating. Arrangements made by Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
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Herrera -- Diane Lynn Herrera, 43, a longtime resident of Albuquerque and a native of Cochiti Pueblo, went"Home to be with Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior", on Friday, May 28, 1999. She is survived by her devoted companion and common-law husband, Arnold Torres and their son, Christopher of Albuquerque; sisters, Lorraine Herrera Montoya of Albuquerque and Evelyn Herrea of Cochiti Pueblo; brother, Jerry Herrera of Arizona; and many relatives in Cochiti Pueblo and Albuquerque. On Saturday, May 29, preparation and visitation were held at the home of her Christian Godparents, Dennis and Mary Anderson of Cochiti Pueblo. Christian church service was held at Cochiti Pueblo at St. Bonaventura Church, and Cochiti Pueblo officials conducted the funeral and burial to the Cochiti Pueblo Cemetery. Memorial and reception followed at the Anderson home. On Thursday, June 3, an early morning memorial service was held by Sandia Hospice at Roosevelt Park. The family expresses their heart-felt gratitude for their loving care and support; to the staff and caregivers of PHS, UNM CRTC, St. Joseph Hospital and Sandia Hospice; to Cochiti Pueblo; to relatives, and to friends. May you all receive God's greatest gift, His Mighty Unfailing Love; His Salvation in His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
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Keith -- Mildred B. Keith, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, June 4, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Algernon Keith; and one brother, Lewis Fahrlender. She is survived by three sons, David Keith and wife, Alicia, Daniel Keith and wife, Cheryl, and Matthew Keith and wife, Leticia; one sister, Lois Ritchie. Also surviving are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated th is morning, 9:00 a.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Keith, Daniel Keith, Matthew Keith, Josh Keith, Shawn Keith, and Carl Heilman. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street, Norbert Baldonado Jr.
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Keller -- Herbert T. Keller, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died at his home Saturday, June 5, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen of the family home; daughters, Edith L. Kane of Albuquerque, and Sheila McGee and husband, Michael of Houston, TX; sons, Michael T. Keller and wife, Marilyn of Dallas, TX, and Robert J. Keller and wife, Rita of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Patrick, Todd and Teresa Kane, Kevin, Brian, and Paul McGee, and Chris and Ryan Keller; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy. Mr. Keller was the President of the Mountain View Meat Company. He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until the Rosary. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE, with Father James Moore and Father William McCarren, Celebrants. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian McGee, Patrick Kane, Todd Kane, Chris Keller, Ryan Keller, and Edmundo Rios. Memorials may be made to St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Langley -- Tommie Joyce Pharr Langley, 44, died peacefully at her home following a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, John; and her son, Michael of Tijeras; her parents, Joyce and Nyland Pharr of Kingsville, TX; her sisters, Glenda and Beth; her brother, Russell; and numerous other friends and relatives who will miss her. A memorial service will be held at the family home on Wednesday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m., Reverend Paul Gleason, Sandia Hospice Chaplain, officiating. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful staff at Sandia Hospice who worked so hard to make her last days peaceful and comfortable. Those who wish may make a donation to the Sandia Hospice Memorial Foundation, 4725 Indian School Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, 505-343-8008.
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Martinez -- Gerald H. Martinez, 55, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 5, 1999 after a very long illness. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Martinez of the family home; sister, Lorraine Chavez and husband, Phillip of Albuquerque; brothers, Don Martinez of Moriarty and Anthony Martinez and wife, Yolanda of Albuquerque; foster children, Gary Bogden and wife, Theresa, Glen Bogden and wife, Beverly, Jeffery Herrera, and Kris Trujillo, all of Albuquerque; nieces, Felicia Chavez, Lynette Chavez, Melanie Lucero and husband, Shane, Georgiana Chavez, all of Albuquerque, Shelley Martinez of Hurst, TX, and Josephine Encinias of Las Vegas, NM; nephews, Norberto Monje and Phillip Chavez; great-nieces, Kymberly Coleman, Zanique Lucero, Kenda Pina and Shinia Baca; great-nephews, Brian Ortiz, Nicholas Farris and Gabriel Chavez-McBroom. Gerald graduated from Valley High School in 1962. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime employee at Sun-Tran Transit Systems. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Road SW, with Father John Shedlock, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Chavez, Kris Trujillo, Rick Eavenson, Norberto Monje, Gene Ulibarri, and Sam Reill. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Chavez, Brian Ortiz, Nicholas Farris, Gabriel Chavez-McBroom, Shane Lucero, and Kenneth Salas. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Meisenbach -- The family of Mr. Kenneth Meisenbach wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Funeral services for Mr. Meisenbach. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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